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Medina sheriff’s deputy hurt when ambulance backed into him in Westfield Township

March 29, 2018 GMT

Medina sheriff’s deputy hurt when ambulance backed into him in Westfield Township

WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A Medina County Sheriff’s deputy was hurt Thursday when an ambulance backed into him in Westfield Township.

The deputy’s injuries are not considered life-threatening, Medina sheriff’s Capt. Kenneth Baca said.

The deputy was standing behind an ambulance when it backed up and pinned him against a garage about noon on Friendsville Road near Garman Road, Baca said.

It’s unclear whether the person driving the ambulance put it in reverse, or if a mechanical failure caused it to back up into the deputy, Baca said.

The deputy suffered cuts and bruises but was alert when paramedics took him to Medina Hospital for treatment.

The deputy and paramedics were at the home for a report of a 71-year-old man having chest pains.

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